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Wishing Well Cottage

Holt, near Wimborne, Dorset
Grade 5 Star rating


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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Pets 2
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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

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A beautiful thatched family cottage in close proximity to the historic market town of Wimborne, sandy beaches of Sandbanks and New Forest National Park.

This beautifully presented detached, thatched, family home stands elegantly along a quiet lane, only 5 minutes’ walk from the village pub, 5-minute drive from the historic market town of Wimborne, and near some superb local walking and cycling trails in Holt Nature Reserve! With tasteful, stylish furnishings, Wishing Well Cottage offers sumptuous accommodation with every comfort included for the ideal rural holiday retreat! Inside, the large kitchen, with breakfast bar, leads to a superb orangery with a huge solid oak banqueting table with additional seating area for dining and relaxing whilst taking in the picturesque views of the garden and neighbouring paddock. The orangery also benefits from French doors leading to the well maintained, lawned garden which has plenty of outdoor seating, in addition to a lawned area for badminton, soft tennis and other garden games. The spacious bedrooms have been carefully co-ordinated using relaxing neutral tones, and with families in mind, there is a games room for all to enjoy. The well-presented, large living room has a feature fire surround and beams, and there is plenty of space for everyone in this stunning home! The owners even accommodate your four-legged friends (as long as they are fully house trained and over 6 months old), by welcoming them in to the property with, a dog bed, dog bowls, a toy box, doggy treats, and an enclosed garden to run around during the day; as well as the housekeeper being a registered dog walker, which means you can venture out, and not have to worry about your beloved pet being on their own.
Wishing Well Cottage provides and excellent base for cycling, walking and nature watching at Holt Nature Reserve (which holds European interest), as well as family days out at local parks and activity centres. For anglers, Whitemoor Fishing Lakes are just under 2 miles away with coarse fishing for trout, carp, bream and roach (open all year, fees apply and licence required). There is so much to do in this popular area and many excellent blue flag beaches can be found along the Jurassic Coast, which is a World Heritage Site, including the world-famous Sandbanks, Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Bournemouth. For fun family days out, Monkey World is within easy driving distance or you could visit Honey Brook Farm right on the doorstep. Moors Valley, set in 1000 acres of parkland and forest offers fantastic dog walking and children’s outdoor play spaces. There is also Go Ape, tree top walks and high wire adventures and Avon Heath, ideal for keen ramblers. You could take a trip to Beaulieu Motor Museum, Highcliffe Castle, Brownsea Island or the New Forest Wildlife Park. If you enjoy dining out the historic market town of Wimborne offers a plethora of options as does nearby Cranborne. Alternatively, you may prefer a day out shopping with Salisbury and Ringwood and Bournemouth all easily reachable journeying through the beautiful Dorset countryside. Beach 12 miles. Shop 1¼ miles, pub and restaurant 350 yards.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With gas fire, Freeview Smart TV with Netflix, DVD player, and beams.
Orangery/dining room: With tiled floor and French doors leading to garden.
Kitchen: With breakfast bar, range with electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Freeview TV and tiled floor.
Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and drinks fridge.
Games room: With Freeview TV with Netflix, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, selection of board games and double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With super kingsize sleigh bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With super kingsize sleigh bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

LPG central heating, convector heater, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack and doggy extras. Large enclosed ½-acre, lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: Couples and family bookings only, no hen or stag parties. This property has a security deposit of £300.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Thatched Roof
    Thatched Roof
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath
    Walk-in Shower/Bath
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses
  • More Than Dog Friendly
    More Than Dog Friendly

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/12/2018
    Home from home - Wishing Well Cottage has everything needed for a comfortable stay. With lovely country walks on the doorstep and a short drive to the pretty and comprehensive town of Wimborne, we found the location perfect for our holiday. The host went the extra mile to accommodate our requests and made sure our stay was everything we wanted it to be. We highly recommend this holiday cottage and will look forward to another stay there in the future.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/09/2018
    The house was very beautiful and really couldn't be faulted apart from minor tweaks, such as potentially adding a DVD player to the front lounge, but with Netflix available this wasn't a big deal. The house had everything you required for a relaxing stress free holiday! Very clean and even though each room was large and open, it was still incredibly cosy and comfortable. Due to the location and lack of pavements, a car is definitely required. Surrounding areas were beautiful and scenic with plenty of places to walk and explore! Will definitely be returning to Wishing Well Cottage for another relaxing stay!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you all had a lovely family holiday and that you found the cottage to be spacious, whilst at the same time being cosy and comfortable. For the benefit of future guests, the lounge is equipped with both Netflix and Amazon Prime with an array of TV shows and films to instantly stream. There is a PlayStation in the games room, which doubles as a DVD player so we do hope we have catered to everyone. We are located in a peaceful countryside location and so a car is necessary for day trips but the local village pub is accessible off road with the exception of about 20 meters of country road. We hope to see you again very soon.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/09/2018
    Very comfortable and a place you can relax into easily. Good for dogs on site and local walks. The old Holt Inn was very welcoming, good food and dogs allowed.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your lovely review we are really pleased to hear everyone had a lovely holiday and that your furry family members were well catered for both at the cottage and The Old Inn. We hope to see you again very soon.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/08/2018
    We stayed at Wishing Well Cottage as 5 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs. The cottage provided everything and more for all of us, including our dogs, there was a dog bed, bowl and treats along with a super welcome pack for the humans to help us start our holiday. The property is very well equipped, very clean and well maintained, storage is amazing throughout. When there we spent most of the time sitting in the lovely conservatory or large garden which has plenty of seating and games for the children. The area is very pretty with lots of dog walks and a lovely dog friendly pub just along the road serving good food. This cottage certainly has the wow factor and we very much enjoyed staying there, we would certainly recommend it to everyone !

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a thorough and fabulous review. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed Wishing Well Cottage so much and that you feel you would like to recommend us. We hope to see you again very soon.

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9.8 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo
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